Tendons are the connective tissues of muscles that attach them to bones. They are primarily composed of collagen, and have few nerve endings and blood vessels, which means they recover slowly after each injury.
The Achilles tendon is the strongest in the human body and is part of approximately 4,000 different tendons in the body. They connect muscles to the skeletal system, enabling the movement of the musculoskeletal system and serving a different role from ligaments, which are also connectors but between two bones.
Due to their crucial role, any injury or tendon inflammation leads to significant issues with the function of both bones and the associated muscles, requiring a solution.
Call Fizionova Center, a physiotherapy centre in Zemun that has been in operation for over 20 years, successfully treating over 50 soft tissue and bone conditions. One of these conditions is tendinitis, an unpleasant inflammation of tendons that significantly limits mobility.
An expert team of therapists, led by director Nenad Nešić, provides an individualized treatment program for each patient and their specific condition in a modern facility spanning over 600 square meters.
Tendonitis is a familiar condition to us, and we have had success in treating such cases.
Treatment of Tendonitis - Establishing a Diagnosis and Determining Treatment at Fizionova
The treatment of tendinitis at Fizionova begins with an accurate diagnosis. Symptoms can be indicative of various conditions, so our doctors have access to different additional procedures for correctly identifying the cause of pain (X-rays, MRI, scanning) and deciding on the treatment approach.
Do not be surprised if our experts take a detailed medical history, which includes previous injuries, when the pain first occurred, its intensity, whether it subsides with rest, etc. We will also be interested in your general health, exercise habits, and activity level. Along with a thorough examination, this process results in an accurate diagnosis.
At Fizionova, we then prescribe treatment protocols based on the diagnosis, age, physical condition, and severity of the injury. This combination of treatments is organized for each patient individually and yields the best results.
The treatment of tendonitis involves protocol number 605 and protocol 622, which, along with targeted FSWT therapy, provide rapid pain relief and healing of inflammation.
We are particularly proud of the FSWT targeted therapy because we possess the most advanced device in all of Europe and the only one in the Balkans. This device emits high-density acoustic waves that cause local inflammation and the production of tissue and bone growth-stimulating enzymes. This means faster tendon tissue recovery compared to traditional treatments, and a significant reduction in pain, sometimes by up to 30%, even after the first treatment.
When combined with other therapeutic procedures, the best results are achieved in the shortest time.
What Is Tendinitis?
Tendinitis occurs when a tendon becomes overloaded or injured, leading to significant problems and pain in that region. Various diseases that cause inflammation of soft tissues near bones and joints can also lead to tendinitis.
Every muscle has a tendon, but inflammation commonly occurs in the shoulder, wrist, elbow, and heel. One of the more familiar inflammations is the tennis elbow, which is an inflammation of the elbow tendon. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon on the heel is also well-known.
This condition can be recurrent, which is why we invite you to continue reading and discover what Fizionova Center offers its patients and how it treats these conditions.
How to Recognize the First Symptoms of Tendinitis?
The initial symptom of tendinitis is pain in the area of the joint where tendons are located. Extremities do not have the same function, as the connection between muscles and bones is weaker, leading to a sense of weakness and joint or bone instability.
The area is red, swollen, and warm to the touch. If a tendon inflammation results from an infection or another disease, it can sometimes be accompanied by a fever, making it more challenging to detect the underlying issue. That's why it's essential for physiatrists to conduct an examination and uncover the root problem.
What Can Cause Tendinitis?
Tendinitis can result from various causes, with the most common being:
It's clear from the above that this issue can arise as a result of other diseases or as a consequence of injury or ageing. The cause will determine the treatment, and when other factors are at play, therapy must address the cause; otherwise, tendon inflammation will recur.
Types and Varieties of Tendinitis
Foot tendinitis is known as dancer's tendinitis since it mainly affects people who engage in ballet or athletes who use toe walking when performing movements. It plays a vital role in both stabilizing the toes and the entire foot, crucial for normal mobility.
Inflammation of hand and shoulder tendons (hand tendinitis) is a common issue. Movements are restricted, and pain and swelling around the wrist joint are present. This can impede normal function, and with rest and physical therapy, symptoms will subside more quickly.
De Quervain's Syndrome
De Quervain's syndrome occurs as an inflammation of the thumb tendon that binds the thumb and arises from excessive strain, which is increasingly common due to smart devices.
Tennis Elbow or Elbow Tendinitis
Tennis elbow not only affects tennis players but also individuals in professions with repetitive hand and arm movements. It's common in carpenters, painters, and similar occupations that lead to elbow tendon inflammation over the years.
Knee Tendinitis or Jumper's Knee
One problem with the knee that arises is knee tendonitis, which connects it to the muscles. It is most common among athletes and is known as a jumper's knee, although incorrect movements put anyone at risk of damage and inflammation.
The most well-known inflammation is Achilles tendonitis. Swelling and stiffness occur on the back of the joint, above the heel, with varying levels of pain.
As much as 15% of running injuries result from this cause, along with inappropriate footwear and improper walking patterns.
Call us at 011/21 00 588 and start your recovery ASAP
The first step toward treatment is to call us and schedule your first examination. We will provide pain relief and expedite the healing of all conditions in the shortest time.
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SCHEDULE A PHYSIATRIST'S EXAMINATION
Dr Jelena Kluz-Đurđević, a specialist in physical medicine
After a conversation with the patient, Dr. Jelena will conduct an examination to obtain a more comprehensive view of your health status, helping to determine whether it's an injury or a diagnosis.
The examination lasts for 30 minutes and includes: